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Garner's mother speaks in solidarity with Michael Brown's mother

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - At a meeting featuring members of the National Action Network, the mother of Eric Garner spoke. Her son Eric was the Staten Island man who died after an apparent chokehold by an NYPD officer. “Stay strong along with us. The more we are together. We'll get what we want" she said.

“It's not only for my son... We don't want this to happen again" Michael Brown's mother told the packed room.

Reverend Al Sharpton says even though Brown and Garner's cases are different, the underlying problem is over policing of low level crimes.

“There's a connection. Both were victims of aggressive policing of alleged low level crimes" Sharpton said.

He says members of Michael Browns family will attend the rally and protest for Eric Garner on Staten Island next weekend, August 24th. 

That march will end at the District Attorney office amid renewed calls for charges to be filed against officers involved in the Eric Garner case.

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